Hello to everyone,
i want to open this new post about the practice dedicated to the music, both teoretically and phisically.
I would like to know, especially from Kurt if possible, but from all other the readers, if you have or you had a specific organized time dedicated to the practice and what you practiced. I think about John Coltrane for example, he was a really dedicated and religious musician who practiced intensively. I found some similar attitude inside the musical details of your music and Trane's music,especially about some way of soloing and at least i will say that you had study his language. Did you had a period of your life in wich you studied intensively the instrument and the music? Cause i find you are evolving, not from the worse to the best, this is not my meaning, i just think your style is still developing new aspects as time goes by. I suppose you are continuing to practice constantly and i would like to know wich are the main aspects of the art of practicing that you care more. I know that at your level of craftship also the practice is beatifull playing and not only "hard work", cause, at least for the mortal being, to practice is nice but it's work : ).So... When you think to need to study something you like, wich is your way to approach the study?
I hear many triads, slash chords, arpeggios, pentatonics, scale pattern, quartal harmony, great counterpoint, terrible sense of swing, sometime "dirty wild" swing and so many other things inside your playing that i can't describe cause i still dont know what they exactly are : ). Have you practiced about every singolar aspect of your playing, thus these things have been evolved and still evolving by "themselves", or you continue that practice consciously?
Sorry for the long post and i hope to have not been to many "psicological" or confused, i am not mother english.
Thanks to Kurt for all the great music and thanks to everyone who would like to give his personal answer about the post.
All the Best